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Church of Our Lady and St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Worsbrough, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5275 / 53°31'38"N

Longitude: -1.4674 / 1°28'2"W

OS Eastings: 435401

OS Northings: 403556

OS Grid: SE354035

Mapcode National: GBR LW6N.37

Mapcode Global: WHDCX.FLGM

Plus Code: 9C5WGGGM+X2

Entry Name: Church of Our Lady and St James

Listing Date: 4 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333984

ID on this website: 101151051

Location: Worsbrough, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Worsbrough

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Worsbrough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Worsbrough St Thomas and St James

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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(north side)
Church of Our Lady and St. James


Church. 1902 by T. H. and F. Healey of Bradford, patron S. J. Cooper
(Plan register, 1901; Kelly's Directory, 1912). Thinly-coursed sandstone,
graduated Westmorland slate roof. 3-bay nave with south porch, narrower chancel
with south tower in angle with nave, adjoining vestry on east. Nave: porch to
bay 1 has double-chamfered arch with floral-stopped hoodmould, gable copings with
cross. String course on right beneath windows of 3 : 2 and 1 lights, buttress
between the first two. West window has buttress between 2 sets of 3 lancets with
hoodmoulds; vesica. Tower: south priest's door with string course rising as
hoodmould. Quoined slit windows beneath offset ashlar belfry stage having
semi-octagonal corner piers and flanking 2-light trefoiled openings; continuous
hoodmould. Short lead-covered spire with corner spirelets and turret at north-east
corner. Gabled south vestry has ashlar panel with 3-light mullioned window;
central light taller, transomed and cusped. Chancel windows of 2 and 1 lights,
corbel table to ashlar-coped parapet. East window of 3 cusped lights divided by
shafts, outer lights blind. East and west gable copings with crosses.

Interior: simple Gothic-Revival styled interior with marble font and wall paintings
above chancel arch. Originally dedicated to St. James, now in Roman Catholic use,
the Anglican congregation being accommodated at the Church of St. Thomas and
St. James (q.v.). Adjoining buildings at east end not of special interest.

Worsbrough U.D.C. Plan Register 1901 plan 22 (held in Barnsley Local Studies Library).

Kelly's Directory, West Riding, 1912, vol 1, p996.

Listing NGR: SE3540103556

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